With NASA’s successful launch of the new Orion spacecraft today, this post becomes very timely. The goal of the Orion program is to eventually journey to Mars…my ultimate FlyBoyz dream! This short film by Erik Wernquist imagines that scenario plus a whole lot more. ‘Wanderers’ is a vision of humanity’s expansion into the Solar System, based on scientific ideas and concepts of what our future in space might look like, if it ever happens. The locations depicted in the film are digital recreations of actual places in the Solar System, built from real photos and map data where available. Without any apparent story, other than what you may fill in by yourself, the idea of the film is primarily to show a glimpse of the fantastic and beautiful nature that surrounds us on our neighboring worlds – and above all, how it might appear to us if we were there. The narration by famed astronomer Carl Sagan adds a particularly poignant element to the film. Enjoy…and Dream!
For more film information and a stills gallery, go to: erikwernquist.com/wanderers